Texan wierdos, Attic Ted churn out an "Insane Asylum Country Gothic Carnival" organ driven clip-clop. They perform in cardboard masks, influenced by synthetic cubism, whipping themselves up into a manic frenzy for their live shows. Frontman/organ grinder Grady Roper rants with glee as the waltzes stumble down into a drunken wobble and sour oscillations swirl throughout.
For the past four years Attic Ted has been performing their Christmas "Opera" Mary's Little Secret- a tale of the Virgin Mary sleeping around with a traveling performer and giving birth to the little baby Jesus. It took a while, but it seems the Texan Bible thumpers have finally caught on and have called a protest to this year's show, in order to stop the blasphamy (sic). Grady Roper says:
So I go to the laundrymat last night to do some wash, and realize that Attic Ted has been getting talked about...not by the young artists and rockers but by some stuffy old fart sniffing Christians...trying to ruin our holiday fun! It makes me feel like all that hard work is finally paying off. Too bad our show doesn't start until midnight. I think them protesters will be out of Christmas carols by then.
It might all be a hoax, but...I dunno, it's Texas...Texas scares the shit out of me. Hopefully the flyer is genuine and the protest adds to the demented proceedings. Grady informs me that Mary was to have a miscarriage this year but fate stepped in and the little baby Jesus will be alive and kicking when he slips out.
If you're in the San Marcos area, Attic Ted will present Mary's Little Secret on Saturday, December 22nd at the Triple Cown. Here is a video of them performing a song from the show. Also! Listen to their song Climbing Up from the Attic Ted Land Suite.